It’s official – winter is over. It came back for one last thunderstorm, a shower of hailstones, forcing us to scramble for the packed up and tucked away woollies. A bummer. But may as well make hay while the sun doesn’t shine for once it does – it’s going to be hot, hotter and hottest. Stepping out, one is likely to get broiled, roasted and grilled in no time at all. Ah well, que sera sera. In the meanwhile, I look around me and marvel at Mother Nature’s way of celebrating the departure of the winter chill and the arrival of warm brighter days. Care to have a look?
Baring heart and soul, she squeezes out red blooms – check out the tips of her outspread branches.
She colors the world green
Yellow and orange
There’s even a dash of pink right outside my window 🙂
Peeping out from behind every building, every hoarding, every tree are these cotton tree (Bombax celba) flowers. If you are in Delhi, all you have to do is look up.
A splash of purple on the way to office.
In about a month’s time, taking cue from the summer sun she will wear the colors of the sun – watch this space for more 🙂
Here’s wishing you all a wonderful, colorful and joyous Holi – the Hindu festival of colors. The festival celebrates the victory of good over evil, the arrival of spring, departure of winter, thanksgiving for a good harvest, a time to forget and forgive, and repair broken relationships.
Linked to Becca’s Sunday Trees – 278